The diversity of Chardonnay clones planted at Arcadia Vineyard give the wine a perfume of white flowers, Pippin apple, pear and a subtle
hint of caramel from a small portion of wine aged in new French oak
barrels. The palate is crisp and refreshing, with green apple, citrus, spiced pear and vanilla cream intermingling in this beautifully balanced wine.
Its purity and mouthwatering acidity make it a great match with
oysters on the half shell, grilled white-fleshed fish on a bed of cannellini beans, and salads and soups where fresh corn is the main ingredient. For a stunning contrast, serve this Chardonnay with baked chicken in a luxurious cream sauce; the wine counters the richness of the sauce, inviting another bite.
"A rich, smooth and spicy Chardonnay, very minerally and crisp, with flavors of wet stone, peach, citrus, white pepper and smoky wood. Feels tight and elegant and complex in the mouth. More food friendly than some of the creamier, sweeter Chards out there."